Decision details

Procurement of data backup solution for Microsoft Office 365 - update report

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Regulatory, Compliance and Corporate Services

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


This report seeks approval to complete the procurement exercise for the provision of Microsoft Office backup services in line with best practice guidance issued by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).  This second report is issued as the costs of the preferred solution exceed the estimate provided in the original report, dated the 8th of October.





Thee procurement of AvePoint for the provision of Microsoft Office 365 back up services in line with NCSC Recommendations for a period of 2 years be approved, with the option to extend for a further 2 years.


Reasons for the Decision(s):


To protect the data of the authority should Sefton be subject to a Ransomware attack.


Alternative Options Considered and Rejected: (including any Risk Implications)


Do nothing – rejected due to the risk profile to the authority


Publication date: 05/01/2022

Date of decision: 05/01/2022

Effective from: 13/01/2022

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